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  • McDonald's Pilots RFID Self-Ordering System in Korea

    The Korea Times reports that McDonald's, the world's largest fast food chain, and telecommunications technology manufacturer SK Telecom of South Korea have teamed on a pilot that allows consumers to order food from their tables using RFID. The system debuted today at a McDonald's in western Seoul.

  • USDA Approves Implantable RFID Tag to Track Horses

    By Claire Swedberg

    The passive tag is now more aligned with international requirements for tracking animals, and is designed to help the agency's National Animal Identification System keep tabs on disease outbreaks.

  • Microsoft to Showcase RFID-Enabled Applications at EPC Connection 2007

    The software giant and its partners will demonstrate several ready-to-deploy, RFID-enabled applications at the conference, to be held Oct. 2-4, in Chicago.

  • RFID Medical Cabinets Evaluated in New Benchmark

    RFID solutions provider ODIN technologies today released the tenth in its series of RFID hardware benchmarks. Entitled , this one addresses the burgeoning market for RFID medical cabinets and shares the results of performance analysis ODIN conducted on three particular products.

  • Gentag to Commercialize Super RFID Technology

    By Claire Swedberg

    Until now, the long-range real-time location system has been utilized solely by the military, but Gentag hopes to develop the tag for use in the private sector, to pinpoint people and objects up to 12 miles away.

  • VeriChip Defends the Safety of Implanted RFID Tags

    By Claire Swedberg

    There is no evidence, the company maintains, to support the notion that implanting RFID chips in animals or humans causes tumors.

  • Microsoft Announces Availability of its RFID Software

    Microsoft officially announced the availability of BizTalk Server 2006 R2, the software solution designed to seamlessly connect an enterprise's processes and applications. One of the new features most touted by the software giant is its enhanced support for RFID.

  • NEC Announces Development of Tri-frequency RFID Interrogator

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    Although it won't be commercially available until next year, the device will be able to read and write to tags that communicate at the 13.56 MHz, 952-954 MHz and 2.45 GHz radio bands.

  • Vail Resorts Sees RFID in the Forecast

    By Mary Catherine O'Connor

    SkyeTek says it is working with the ski resort operator to develop RFID-enabled mountain services and applications.

  • Animal RFID Chip Implants Linked to Cancer

    This weekend the Associated Press broke a story suggesting a link between VeriChip's implantable chip technology in animals and the formation of cancerous tumors. The story has been picked up widely, from the mainstream media to pet publications to tech blogs. Following is what the RFID industry needs to know.

  • Schuitema Tests NFC Phones in a C1000 Grocery Store

    By Claire Swedberg

    The Dutch retailer gave RFID-enabled phones to 100 customers, who use the devices to receive deposits from bottle-return machines, make charitable donations and pay for purchases.

  • BloodCenter of Wisconsin to Study RFID's Effect on Blood

    By Beth Bacheldor

    The testing will be part of an ongoing initiative to develop RFID standards for labeling and tracking the blood supply chain, from donor to patient.

  • RFID Keeps WIP Well-Oiled for Oilfield Products Maker

    Tejas Tubular Products uses EPCglobal Gen2 UHF RFID labels to track work in process on the pipes and other oilfield equipment it produces. The RFID system interfaces with its MRP applications and automated CNC machines to prevent production errors and to check accuracy of customer shipments.

  • Finnish Parking Pilot Taps RFID Tags and NFC Phones

    By Claire Swedberg

    The system enables the city of Oulu to chronicle how long a car is parked, sends reminders to the driver and automatically deducts payment from a designated account.

  • Dutch Agency Employs RFID to Track Social Services

    By Rhea Wessel

    Werk aan de Wijk is using NFC-enabled cell phones and 13.56 MHz RFID cards to dispense aid and receive payment for it.

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